I discovered Nalini Singh about 5 years ago when I got my first Kindle. She has 3 series on the go, The Guild Hunter (paranormal), Psy / Changeling (shifter / paranormal) and A Rock Kiss (contemporary romance). I started with The Guild Hunter series and never looked back. She’s an automatic buy for me now and one of my all time favourite authors.
I love her style of writing, her strong and tender heroes and unstoppable, likeable heroines. There are archangels, vampires, leopards and wolves (just to name a few) plus the intricate and fascinating world of the Psy. The books are so exciting and packed full of action, I can never put them down once I start one.
The worlds that she has created in her paranormal series are impressively detailed and how she keeps track of so many story lines is beyond me. But at the heart of every single book is a romance. Elena and Raphael, Dmitri and Honor (Guild Hunter) are some of my all time favourite characters and their stories are beautiful. I re-read several of her books on a regular basis.
I’ve recommended these books to a few people and they’re hooked just like I am – even my mother-in-law! (Hi Rita) So if you’re looking for some exciting series to get your reading chops into and you haven’t discovered Nalini Singh yet, now’s your chance. Her back catalogue is huge, the Psy / Changeling series alone has 21 books in it. The Guild Hunter series has 8 full length novels and 4 short story collections.
I really recommend you read the short stories too because they give you a real insight into the world and a host of characters. Plus it helps if you’ve read Ashwini and Janvier’s short story in Angels’ Pawn before their story in Archangel’s Shadows. Ashwini and Janvier’s story is amazing – one of the best in the series.
The Rock Kiss series are contemporary romances based around the members of a rock band, although my favourite book in the series is actually about one of the rock girlfriend’s best friend and her relationship with her CEO boss (Charlotte and Gabriel in Rock Hard). They’re hot and sexy and Nalini Singh writes contemporary as well as she writes paranormal, so it’s a win-win situation. There are currently 4 full length novels in this series.
If you haven’t read any of these books yet then I’m actually a little envious because that means you’ve got loads of awesome books ahead of you. Here’s Nalini’s website where you can check out the series order and keep up with her latest news. She also has a great newsletter where you get lots of previews of what she’s writing and her insight into characters and where the stories are going http://nalinisingh.com/.